Thursday, 27 October 2011
Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Canary Islands. According to the young person who sent me the card, it is a very beautiful island but it's better to visit for a holiday than for living because it is very small and isolated. At the time of sending, she had been there four years.
The map takes some interpretation. Some of it is evident - muscular men in the sea, camels. The devil on top of the mountain appears to signify the Timanfaya National Park. Just below that, the brown hoops over greenery I think must represent vines growing in small terraces protected from the wind by walls.
The whole island is a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve because of its unique environment.